Curriculum Vitae

Academic Qualifications

08/2011 Dr.phil., Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Supervisors: Prof. Dr. Gerhard Göhler, Prof. Dr. Klaus Schlichte. Grade: summa cum laude - Title: “Power and globalization – patterns of order in a globalizing world”.

06/2001 - Diplom Political Science, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Focus areas: Political Theory, International Relations. Thesis Title: “Informations- und Kommunikationstechnologien und ihr entwicklungs-effizienter Einsatz in Afrika” [Information and Communication Technologies and Their Development-Efficient Use in Africa]

8/1998 – 5/1999 - MA Programme in International Affairs, George Washington University, Washington D.C., USA.

5/1995 - International Baccalaureate, United World College of the Atlantic, Wales, Great Britain.

Professional experience


Author and Adjunct Lecturer, see current projects


Post-Doc Research Coordinator, Research Training Group “Multilevel Constitutionalism”, Humboldt University Berlin, Germany.

Researcher, Alexander von Humboldt Institute for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany.


Researcher, Humboldt University and Alexander von Humboldt Institut for Internet and Society, Berlin, Germany.


Executive Chair of the Internet & Society Co:llaboratory, Berlin, Germany.

Adjunct Lecturer (Humboldt University Berlin, Free University Berlin) and Independent Researcher.


Post-Doc Researcher, Chair “Theories of Global Order”, Cluster of Excellence “The Formation of Normative Orders”, Johann-Wolfgang-Goethe Universität., Frankfurt a.M., Germany


Adjunct Lecturer, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Expert of the 4th Initiative “Privacy and the Public Sphere” of the Internet & Society Co:llaboratory, Germany.

2006 – 2011

Research Associate, Project A2 “Soft Governing” Collaborative Research Center 700 “Governance in Areas of Limited Statehood”, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

2005 – 2007

Research Associate, Chair “Political Theory and the History of Ideas”, Otto Suhr Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

2002 – 2005

Adjunct Lecturer and Independent Researcher, Otto Suhr Institut, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.


Research Assistant, Institut für Zukunftsstudien und Technologiebewertung (IZT), Berlin, Germany.

2001 – 2002

Research Assistant for Prof. em. Fritz Vilmar, Berlin, Germany.


Intern, Deutscher Bundestag, office of Dr. Werner Schuster (MdB), Berlin.

Intern, Chair for Transatlantic Foreign and Security Policy, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.

Research Assistant, The Atlantic Council of the United States, Washington D.C., USA.

Intern, Berghof Forschungszentrum für Konstruktive Konfliktbearbeitung, Berlin, Germany.

Research Assistant, The United Nations Association of the USA, Policy Studies Department, New York, USA.

Additional courses and qualifications

  • Berlin Certificate for Higher Education Teaching (Module 1, summer 2011)
  • E-Teaching Certificate (2010)
  • Conducting and Analysing Qualititative Interviews (2010/2011)
  • Rhethoric and Presentation Techniques (2010)
  • Writing Funding Applications (2009)
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